Many plaintiffs find themselves struggling financially, and there are a few options out their to solve these problems. There are certain advantages to a lawsuit loan, which allows plaintiffs to use cash from their lawsuit before settlement, that you may not find with personal loans or other funding options. 1. You don’t have to worry about putting your car or house up as collateral. With traditional loans, banks require that you put up collateral in case you can’t make payments. However, with lawsuit loans, the collateral is the case. Many plaintiffs find themselves in a difficult situation because they when they can’t pay back a personal loan, possibly because banks may expect payment before the plaintiff reaches his or her settlement, they lose their collateral. If this collateral is a car, then they might have problems getting to work. If they can’t get to work, they’ll suffer financially, which is why they couldn’t pay back the loan in the first place. When the collateral is your case, you don’t have to worry about that kind of situation. 2. Unlike personal loans, the approval for lawsuit loans doesn’t depend on your financial history. The lawsuit loan company will not run a credit check or an employment verification. If the plaintiff’s case has to do with personal injury or is workplace related, then they might not even have employment in the first place. 3. Lawsuit loans can get you cash fast. When the bills are adding up—living expenses, medical bills, mortgages, car payments—you may not have the time or convenience to wait for the lawsuit to reach a settlement. The duration of a lawsuit is unpredictable, and some last years. 4. You don’t repay the loan until settlement. As stated earlier, banks may expect payment before the case settles. Would you have the means to repay a personal loan without the help of your settlement? Choosing a lawsuit loan instead means that plaintiffs don’t have to stress about repaying their loan until they can be sure they have the means to do so. Repaying at the time of the settlement is convenient and stress free. 5. The process is confidential. A good lawsuit loan company will promise privacy and confidentiality. While banks may delve into your life to determine approval, lawsuit loan companies only look at the details of your case. Even with the lawsuit, you may not have that same security. The defense may dig into your private life in order to fight against you. 6. You can apply for a lawsuit loan even before filing your suit. All you need is enough information for the lawsuit loan company to evaluate the case with. This is convenient for plaintiffs whose bills are mounting even before the lawsuit starts. Lawsuit loans allow plaintiffs the time to fight for what their case is worth. Every plaintiff should weigh their financial options carefully and may find that a lawsuit loan is the best option. About the Author: Steven Medvin is the Executive Director of SMP Advance Funding, LLC, which provides lawsuit funding to individuals who need a lawsuit loan for pending lawsuits. For more information please visit
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